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Star Wars: Episode Jon

Jonathan Ikemura

Hey everyone! The crew just got back from Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. It was a pretty awesome experience. We're really pumped for this new movie! Only 241 days, 5 hours, and 52 minutes left. We really don't know why we almost missed Star Wars Celebration. Maybe it was because re-opening a store and keeping up with new products really fills up the daily planner? Anyways, enjoy the following snaps!

*After finishing this blog, George Lucas came in and added in some of Jay's photos. So enjoy the new special edition digitally remastered coverage!

R2-D2 casually strolling around the convention.

R2-D2 casually strolling around the convention.

We got our badges, but they were out of lanyards. I'm not sure how they order more badges than lanyards... But I suspect that the people who decided to sell 10 hotdogs to a pack, and package only 8 hotdog buns in a pack are behind this.

We got our badges, but they were out of lanyards. I'm not sure how they order more badges than lanyards... But I suspect that the people who decided to sell 10 hotdogs to a pack, and package only 8 hotdog buns in a pack are behind this.

We started with the custom Star Wars cars.

We started with the custom Star Wars cars.

He's IG-88... But he's also comfortable.

He's IG-88... But he's also comfortable.

This scout trooper almost blasted Jay. What a dick!

This scout trooper almost blasted Jay. What a dick!

The medical staff was on duty.

The medical staff was on duty.

Have you seen my Uncle Owen, or Aunt Beru?

Have you seen my Uncle Owen, or Aunt Beru?

We made a quick pit stop in Hoth.

We made a quick pit stop in Hoth.

Dressing for the weather on Hoth, but stuck in the convention heat.

Dressing for the weather on Hoth, but stuck in the convention heat.

We believe EA were showing off some game play. The wait was 3 hours!

We believe EA were showing off some game play. The wait was 3 hours!

The AT-AT will always be my all time favorite Star Wars vehicle.

The AT-AT will always be my all time favorite Star Wars vehicle.

The custom R2-D2 exhibit was pretty cool.

The custom R2-D2 exhibit was pretty cool.

A few of the custom Vader helmets from LA also made an appearance.

A few of the custom Vader helmets from LA also made an appearance.

Bandai's Star Wars Movie Realization series.

Bandai's Star Wars Movie Realization series.

The First Order stormtroopers were awesome to check out in person.

The First Order stormtroopers were awesome to check out in person.

Lego was also giving away some small Star Wars vehicles. The line was way to long to wait in.

Lego was also giving away some small Star Wars vehicles. The line was way to long to wait in.

How much for this Boba Fett Lego set?

How much for this Boba Fett Lego set?

The world's largest Lego Darth Vader ever built. This thing was really massive!

The world's largest Lego Darth Vader ever built. This thing was really massive!

Thanks for putting your water bottles in Jay's shot.

Thanks for putting your water bottles in Jay's shot.

Our buddies over at Super7 even had an exclusive Shadow Trooper for Star Wars Celebration. Kris should probably send us one to review for our blog.

Our buddies over at Super7 even had an exclusive Shadow Trooper for Star Wars Celebration. Kris should probably send us one to review for our blog.

Checking out Rey's Dove chocolate bar speeder.

Checking out Rey's Dove chocolate bar speeder.

He was probably asking for a straw. Nerd Fact: If you check out what's behind the bar on Mos Eisley, the hanging things behind the bartender are also used as IG-88's head.

He was probably asking for a straw.

Nerd Fact: If you check out what's behind the bar on Mos Eisley, the hanging things behind the bartender are also used as IG-88's head.

R2-D2. The Droid. The legend.

R2-D2. The Droid. The legend.

We also got to browse a room dedicated to custom R2 unit builds.

We also got to browse a room dedicated to custom R2 unit builds.

We took a picture of the plans. Our custom R2-5D will be ready for the next convention.

We took a picture of the plans. Our custom R2-5D will be ready for the next convention.

This steampunk droid actually had moving pistons on the side of it's legs. Just like those old steam powered trains.

This steampunk droid actually had moving pistons on the side of it's legs. Just like those old steam powered trains.

1 of the 2 exclusive Santa Cruz skate decks for Celebration.

1 of the 2 exclusive Santa Cruz skate decks for Celebration.

The convention was starting to winding down.

The convention was starting to winding down.

After the convention we dropped off all of our camera gear and we hit up Disneyland. Well that's all of my coverage for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. Go watch the Star Wars trailer again and don't park like a dickhead!

After the convention we dropped off all of our camera gear and we hit up Disneyland. Well that's all of my coverage for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. Go watch the Star Wars trailer again and don't park like a dickhead!

-Jon